Currently, Washington has seven Democratic U.S. House members and three Republicans. The state Legislature is controlled by Democrats.
Washington’s Supreme Court justices are elected but the contests are officially non-partisan.
Washington’s 2021 commission consisted of four voting members — two Democrats and two Republicans — appointed by legislative caucus leaders. The Democratic appointees were former legislator Brady Piñero Walkinshaw and state labor-council leader April Sims; Republican commissioners were former state legislators Joe Fain and Paul Graves.
By law, at least three of the four had to agree on new political maps by Nov. 15.
In it’s late Tuesday statement, the panel said it sent a copy of the final mapping plan to the Supreme Court.
“The plan won Commission support but was not completed in the time prescribed by law thereby giving jurisdiction over the process to the Court,” the statement said.